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Crew member dies in fall on set of Tom Hanks film
Authorities say a crew member working on a movie about Mister Rogers has died after he suffered an apparent medical emergency and fell two stories off a balcony in western Pennsylvania.
Allegheny County say James Emswiller fell around 7:30 p.m. Thursday during a break in filming. The 61-yearold Pittsburgh man died later at a hospital.
Emswiller was involved in the sound production of “You Are My Friend,” which was shooting a scene in Mount Lebanon. The film is based on the life of Fred Rogers, the genial host of “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.”
Mount Lebanon police say Emswiller fell over a brick wall on the balcony at an apartment building.
Tom Hanks, who is playing Rogers in the movie, was at the site and later left.
NRA loves West’s monologue, but other celebs aren’t impressed
President Donald Trump called Kanye West’s 10-minute speech in the Oval Office on Thursday “quite something.” The National Rifle Association agreed with West on the source of the violence of Chicago. But it left others cold. Atlanta rapper T.I. unfriended West in a not-safe-for-work Instagram post.
“Star Trek” star George Takei got online to remind Trump that there was also a hurricane underway.
“I wouldn’t care about Kanye West’s public love and admiration for President Trump except for the fact that Trump is going to take Kanye’s words as speaking for ‘all of the Blacks’ and that can’t be allowed,” political strategist Jasmyne Cannick tweeted.